On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are in the studio with podcast first-timer Mark Weston, the Creative Director of British luxury brand Dunhill.
They start off by digging into the archives with Cactus Plant Flea Market and Nike’s upcoming apparel collection (1:45). The partnership follows their recent collaborative Air Force 1s and has the casts reminiscing about high school mascots and yearbook photos, which apparently isn’t a thing in England.
We got our first on-foot look at the YEEZY 500 High Slates courtesy of Kourtney Kardashian, and the topic has the cast divided between low and high tops (3:03). But one thing that’s agreed upon is that it’s never the mids. Jordan Brand’s new “Fearless Ones” collection reveals the first Air Jordan 1 with FlyEase technology drawing inspiration from adaptive athletes, but Noah and Jian just aren’t feeling the heavy mids — nor smoked salmon (4:37).
Believe it or not, Mark Weston isn’t alone when it comes to singing to children. Kylie Jenner solidified her business mogul status as she cashed in on Rise and Shine memes with new merch available on her website (8:00). Check out the Muleboyz Instagram page for the meme, and stay for the heel photos. Since Mark’s also feeling the mules, does that mean a Dunhill pair is in the works?
As the trio talk their favorite fall colors and orange pieces, Mark continues to share his wisdom on how to make orange elegant (11:59). Elegance is truly found in Matthew Williams’ 1017 ALYX 9SM Audemars Piguet watch as the three watch men obsess over the customized model (12:30).
The quick hits wrap up as the show moves into its newest segment, “Worst Drop of the Week,” where the hosts choose a few of the most boo-worthy items (19:03). Noah goes back on the Jordans while Jian hands it to the Kyrie 5 Spongebob Pineapple House sneakers.
Noah and Jian turn to their favorite Dunhill pieces then move on to discuss how Mark approaches and influences the brand’s menswear collections (21:20). Since it’s never too early to plan for next season, Mark shares his opinion on the best Dunhill pieces out there to rock (29:20).
This episode’s Question of the Week (QOTW) asked “Who is the best creative director in the game right now?” (30:56), and we got some debatable responses. In “What’d You Cop?” Mark shares his mixed bag of music cops, including Floating Points’ newest album ‘Crush’ (35:46).
Per usual, make sure to check Highsnobiety’s Instagram on Monday for our next QOTW, and leave a voicemail on The Dropcast hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) for a chance to be featured in a future episode.
Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike’s Apparel Collab Delves Into the Swoosh’s Archives
Kourtney Kardashian Gives a First On-Foot Look at the High-Top YEEZY 500 ‘Slate’
Jordan Brand’s “Fearless Ones” Collection Debuts the First Air Jordan 1 With FlyEase Technology
Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière Refuses to Be Associated With Donald Trump
Kylie Jenner Cashes in on ‘Rise & Shine’ Memes With New Merch
Here Are the Best Orange Items for Fall Right Now
We’re Obsessed With Matthew Williams’ Bespoke 1017 ALYX 9SM Audemars Piguet Watch
The Rumored adidas & Prada Collaboration Is Unexpected & We’re Here for It
Frank Ocean Drops Dreamy ‘Blonded’ Merch From His PrEP+ Club Night